Alexander MacKnight grew up in Rochester New York and, from an early age, had a passion for helping those from various backgrounds with opportunities. He has worked with the GEAR-UP program in Seattle to encourage young minorities to pursue university education, the Food Bank of Great Rochester and ALPHA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) to promote opportunities for second generation immigrants, especially those from Latin America. He currently manages institutional relationships for U.S. banks and broker dealers for UBS. Alex has lived abroad for his university studies in both Spain and France and is fluent in Spanish. Alex has an interest in all types of music and plays the drums. His other hobbies include writing for personal finance websites such as Seeking Alpha, biking and real estate investing.